Study unit
4217564 Organic chemistry 2, 6 Cp  
Code 4217564  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Organic chemistry 2  Abbreviation ORK2 
Credits 6 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0719 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Pharmacy (K) 

Tapio Nevalainen 

Learning outcomes 

The aim of the course is to deepen and widen the understanding of reaction mechanisms, and to understand the relations between the structure and reactivity of organic molecules.  The student should be able construction of synthetic routes for simple organic compounds, and to comprehend and identify familiar organic reactions in the primary literature.


Nucleophilicity and electrophilicity, acids and bases, reactions of the carbonyl group, conformational analysis, nucleophilic and electrophilic reactions of saturated and unsaturated compounds, chemoselectivity, chemistry of enolates, conjugate additions, double bond forming methods, pericyclic reactions, organometallic compounds for synthesis, construction of synthetic routes using known organic reactions.

Modes of study 

Grades 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points. The course includes two midterm exams (1st midterm exam and 2nd midterm exam). Extra points for making take-home exercises (up to 10% of maximum).

Teaching methods 

Lectures 30 h, take-home exercises 20 h, independent study 110 h

Study materials 

Learning material available on Moodle. Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, Organic Chemistry

Evaluation criteria 

Number 0-5. Fifty (50) % of the points are the requirement for passing the both midterm exams.


Course Director: Tapio Nevalainen, puh. 040 3552479, tapio.nevalainen [at]


Organic Chemistry (ORK) or cum laude approbatur studies in organic chemistry.  


This course is held every second year. Next time in January-February 2022.

Offering data 

BioMed, PR4, PR5


Key words 

organic chemistry



Further information 

tapio.nevalainen [at], kanslia hilkka.wessman (at)

Course includes the elements of sustainable development (i.e., protection of the environment, natural resources management and  health).

Teaching language: Finnish/English




Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended K: Organic chemistry 2, Part 2, 2nd re-exam  General examination  Tapio Nevalainen 
28.08.20fri 08.00-12.00